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Mobility dog makes life easier. gallery

Bonding time with Margaret and Prue.

When Margaret Cameron's mobility dog died last year she was devastated, but now almost a year later she has received a replacement.

East Auckland ferry terminal plans unveiled gallery

An artist's impression of the view inside the proposed wharf.

Plans for a long-awaited $4.3 million ferry wharf at Half Moon Bay, East Auckland will be on display for the public at two information days.

Wish sends young survivor to Anzac test gallery

Raymond with Kiwi Ferns players Kahurangi Peters and Rona Peters and Make a Wish volunteer Sarah Harcourt.

For six-year-old Raymond Stowers rugby league has became an escape from countless hospital visits and operations.

Ormiston Town Centre launched gallery

Construction of the Ormiston Town Centre is underway.

Blindness no barrier for William

William Wu in a backstroke race at the Halberg Junior Disability Games.

Cancer took William's eyes but not his determination to succeed on the track and in the pool.

Costly drug sufferer's last hope

Jo Bhagat with husband Praveen Bhagat in 2013.

Jo Bhagat has one last chance at saving her life from an aggressive and rare form of breast cancer.

Suburban peacock flies solo

Sole-surviving Dannemora peacock Captain is now rarely spotted in the neighbourhood.

He was one of a few who escaped relocation, but now old peacock Captain appears to be all alone.

Eileen finds purrfect home

Janette Blake is the loving new owner of Eileen the cat.

A cat shot through the eye with an arrow is happy in her new home.

Music shop to close a 'Howick icon'

LOCAL LEGEND: Tom Kroon’s Music is closing down after 38 years of business.

Tom Kroon says it's the people he'll miss most when his music shop closes after nearly four decades of trading.

A surprise win for photgrapher

ABSTRACT NATURE: Jesse Dunstan won the Supreme Award at the Estuary Art Awards for his photograph On Reflection.

Artist Jesse Dunstan was surprised to win a major competition after forgetting his work had even been entered.

Eyeleen loses her eye

Eyeleen recovers after arrow shot through eye

A young cat that was shot in the head with an arrow has lost the battle to keep her eye.

Orange day for orange primates

MONKEYING AROUND: The orangutan chalk drawing by Bucklands Beach Primary students.

Global help for Eyeleen

CALLOUS ACT:An x-ray shows how a metal arrow pierced a young cat's eye.

Pet lovers worldwide have donated money to help an Auckland cat who was shot through the eye.

Ban on back burner

14102014--News--Photo John Hawkins/ Fairfax NZ----This old building in an inner city car park with its loose bricks  and chimney pot plant always catches my eye.  John Hawkins

Auckland Council backs away from fireplace ban, saying the city has bigger pollution problems.

Hats off to new sensor

KIWI INNOVATION: The UV Sensor installed at Just Kidz Educare Dannemora’s playground.

New technology is telling an early childhood centre when hats and sunblock should be worn.

Baby snatch prompts security plans

PRESS CONFERENCE: Middlemore Hospital director of hospital services Phillip Balmer discusses baby Nadine Pretorius’ abduction with the media last year.

Security improvements are still being made at Middlemore Hospital five months after a baby was snatched from maternity care.

Kids stride out with cricketers

CRICKET CRAZY: Five Bucklands Beach Primary School students will walk on the field with the Black Caps at the Cricket World Cup. From left, Hamish Taylor, 8, Alexander Fenwick, 8, Hannah Boyes, 6, James Winn, 8, and Samuel Boyes, 8.

It's no secret where Samuel Boyes' allegiances lie ahead of tomorrow's New Zealand-Australia ICC Cricket World Cup clash.

Event aims to raise $1000

TONNES OF TOYS: Marcus Wong, 3, and Isabelle de Bie, 3, hang out at the Toy Library.

A toy library's Children's Day event hopes to raise funds to keep the toys flowing.

Drive to make space more accessible

ROCKET MAN: Innovator of the year nominee Rocket Lab chief executive Peter Beck with the Electron Launch Vehicle.

A New Zealander of the Year nomination recognises a project that could make sending a satellite into orbit much cheaper.

Butterflies thrive at school

TIME OUT: A Monarch butterfly rests amongst the hive of activity.

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